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New York City's All-Felt Bodega Sends a Strong Message - Pop Culture

New York City's All-Felt Bodega Sends a Strong Message - Pop Culture
From The Kitchn - June 8, 2017

New York City has no shortage of bodegas, also known as corner delis. The Big Apple is reportedly home to 12,000 bodegas, although their numbers are dwindling due to rising rent and the growth in chain franchises. Now a new one has popped up at the Standard High Line in New York's trendy meatpacking district and it's a little different from the rest: it's made entirely of felt.

The art installation, called "8 'Till Late," is by British artist Lucy Sparrow, and it features 9,000 everyday bodega items made entirely of felt. Roughly nine tons of faux felt goodsfrom pregnancy tests and candy to Spam to cigaretteswere shipped to New York.

With the number of bodegas shrinking, Sparrow's message is a fittingone. She says it's about "communities being lost as neighborhoods aretransformed."

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